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This interactive photographic guide shall help you to identify higher plants from Africa. It contains images of ferns and seed plants usually taken in the field. You can browse through a taxonomic hierarchy and / or search according to selected characters you observe on your plant. For more details, please have a look at this presentation of the database published in Taxon.  A map and occurrence records can be accessed via GBIF.

Images may be used free for non-commercial scientific and educational purposes. All other uses need permission from the copyright holder or us. Please always cite the photographer´s name (as copyright holder) and the database in full:

Dressler S, Schmidt M, Zizka G. 2014 (continously updated). African Plants - A Photo Guide.  www.africanplants.senckenberg.de. Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. [access date]

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African plants - A Photo Guide. www.africanplants.senckenberg.de

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